Marc Carter

 

Marc Carter grew up in Los Angeles listening to the sound of vintage Chevys and Fords being tweaked in his parents' garage. Five years ago he founded The Torque Report, the "go-to" destination for late and breaking news on the auto industry. When he's not obsessing over the newest electric car, he can be found hanging out with his pug, Baxter.

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General Motors Teases the 2014 Cadillac ELR Extended-Range EV Ahead of Its Detroit Auto Show Debut

General Motors Teases the 2014 Cadillac ELR Extended-Range EV Ahead of Its Detroit Auto Show Debut

If you're a fan of the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, but have wanted a bit more style, General Motors might have something for you. Next month GM is going to unveil the 2014 Cadillac ELR

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2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid Named Official Car For 2013 International CES

2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid Named Official Car For 2013 International CES

The all-new 2013 Ford C-MAX hybrid and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid models are off to a great start. November was the first full month that both C-MAX hybrids were available and combined they

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Ford Simulates 10 Years of Battery Use in Just 10 Months with the Key Life Test

Ford Simulates 10 Years of Battery Use in Just 10 Months with the Key Life Test

As more electric and hybrid vehicles enter the market, there is a growing concern from consumers about the reliability of the batteries that power them. Ford has unveiled a new lab test, the Key

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Nissan Announces Plans to Introduce 15 Hybrid Models by 2016 and Move Battery Production to Tennessee

Nissan Announces Plans to Introduce 15 Hybrid Models by 2016 and Move Battery Production to Tennessee

Nissan has announced plans to add 15 new hybrid models to its lineup by 2016 and to launch the United States’ largest lithium-ion automotive battery plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. Although Nissan

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Drives the 2013 Chevy Volt in Los Angeles

TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Drives the 2013 Chevy Volt in Los Angeles

In Beverly Hills, California, luxury cars like BMWs and Mercedes-Benz are the norm - so it was surprising to get so many oohs and ahhs when we rolled up in the 2013 Chevy Volt! Yes, California

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Ford Teams Up With BASF to Cut Emissions From Ford Fusion Production

Ford Teams Up With BASF to Cut Emissions From Ford Fusion Production

Ford is focusing on making its new lineup of vehicles greener than ever before - the automaker has already revealed that the 2013 Fusion's interior is made of recycled bottles and cotton, and

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Chevy Volt Owners Drive Over 100 Million Electric Miles in Two Years

Chevy Volt Owners Drive Over 100 Million Electric Miles in Two Years

General Motors has announced that Chevy Volt owners have collectively driven more then 100 million all-electric miles since the Volt went on sale two years ago. GM estimates that the average

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Volvo Developing Accident-Avoiding Self-Driving Cars for the Year 2020

Volvo Developing Accident-Avoiding Self-Driving Cars for the Year 2020

Volvos have always been marketed as some of the safest vehicles on the road – and now the automaker is working on “crashproof” cars with next-gen collision avoidance systems

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Toyota Looks to Magnesium-Ion Batteries for Longer Electric Vehicle Range

Toyota Looks to Magnesium-Ion Batteries for Longer Electric Vehicle Range

Battery technology is one of the biggest factors that is holding back the electric vehicle revolution. Many electric vehicles max out at a range of 80-100 miles, which discourages potential

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Mercedes-Benz Unveils Fuel Cell-Powered Ener-G-Force Vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Fuel Cell-Powered Ener-G-Force Vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz just debuted its latest concept vehicle - the Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force - at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. At first glance the Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force looks like an oversized

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2013 Fiat 500e Electric Car Unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show!

2013 Fiat 500e Electric Car Unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show!

Fiat just pulled the wraps off its new electric car, the 2013 Fiat 500e at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show! The 2013 Fiat 500e is largely based on the standard Fiat 500, but its gas engine has

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2013 Ford Fusion Named Green Car of the Year at the 2012 LA Auto Show

2013 Ford Fusion Named Green Car of the Year at the 2012 LA Auto Show

The all-new 2013 Ford Fusion has been named Green Car Journal's 2013 Green Car of the Year at the 2012 LA Auto Show. The Ford Fusion emerged on top of a field of finalist, which included the

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2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Rated at 115 MPGe and Starts at $39,780

2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Rated at 115 MPGe and Starts at $39,780

Honda has released fuel economy ratings and pricing for the all-new 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in hybrid, which is slated to arrive in January. The EPA has rated the Accord Plug-in hybrid at 115

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BMW Set to Unveil Electric i3 Coupe Concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show

BMW Set to Unveil Electric i3 Coupe Concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show

The first model from BMW's new i electric range, the BMW i3 is slated to arrive in 2013, and it will be followed by the i8 electric supercar in 2014. BMW has big plans for its new i division and

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Chevrolet Announces 2014 Spark EV Will Be Priced Under $25,000

Chevrolet Announces 2014 Spark EV Will Be Priced Under $25,000

General Motors has announced that when the 2014 Chevy Spark EV arrives next summer it will have a starting price under $25,000 after the available tax rebates. The 2014 Spark EV is based on the

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TEST DRIVE: 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid is the Perfect Green Family Car

TEST DRIVE: 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid is the Perfect Green Family Car

From the start Ford has aimed for the 2013 Ford C-MAX to appeal to the Toyota Prius v market, but even though Ford feels that it has the perfect competitor for the Prius, hybrid buyers could say

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General Motors Aims to Have 500,000 Electric Vehicles on the Road by 2017

General Motors Aims to Have 500,000 Electric Vehicles on the Road by 2017

General Motors is working hard to boost the number of hybrid and electric models in its lineup. According to Mary Barra, GM's senior vice president of Global Product Development, General Motors

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Volvo Boosts Production of the V60 Diesel Plug-in Hybrid as It Sells Out in Europe

Volvo Boosts Production of the V60 Diesel Plug-in Hybrid as It Sells Out in Europe

Although Volvo just released the 2013 Volvo V60 diesel plug-in hybrid in Europe, it's already sold out. Volvo only planned to produce 1,000 units of the model, which is also the world's first

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2013 Fiat 500e EV to Debut This Month at the Los Angeles Auto Show

2013 Fiat 500e EV to Debut This Month at the Los Angeles Auto Show

Fiat is set to debut the all-electric 2013 Fiat500e, which promises to combine the stylish Fiat 500 with a zero-emission powertrain. Fiat has confirmed that the battery-electric Fiat 500e will

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2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Recharges Up to 80 Percent in 20 Minutes

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Recharges Up to 80 Percent in 20 Minutes

General Motors' newest plug-in vehicle will arrive next summer, when the 2014 Chevy Spark EV arrives in California showrooms. GM has announced that the 2014 Chevy Spark EV will not only be one

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General Motors Repurposes Expired Chevy Volt Batteries to Power Homes

General Motors Repurposes Expired Chevy Volt Batteries to Power Homes

As more and more electric and hybrid cars are sold, there is a growing concern about what to do with the batteries that power these vehicles once they reach their expiration date. General Motors

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Toyota Recalls 2.77 Million Vehicles Worldwide for Water Pump, Steering Wheel Defects

Toyota Recalls 2.77 Million Vehicles Worldwide for Water Pump, Steering Wheel Defects

Toyota has announced the recall of 2.77 million vehicles worldwide, which includes the recall of 670,000 Prius models in the U.S. Toyota's latest recall will fix a possible water pump problem

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Says an Electric Pickup May be in Tesla’s Future

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Says an Electric Pickup May be in Tesla’s Future

Yesterday was a big day for Tesla as it celebrated the arrival of its second major award with Motor Trend naming the Model S its 2013 Car of the Year. After receiving the award, Tesla CEO Elon

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Tesla’s Model S Electric Sedan Named Car of the Year by Motor Trend

Tesla’s Model S Electric Sedan Named Car of the Year by Motor Trend

Tesla Motors has plenty to celebrate this morning with news that the Tesla Model S electric sedan just received its second award from the automotive press. Motor Trend has just named the Model S

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Tesla Motors Sued by Car Dealers in New York and Massachusetts

Tesla Motors Sued by Car Dealers in New York and Massachusetts

Tesla Motors seems to be on a roll lately with a lineup that includes not only the electric Roadster, but also the Model S sedan—which has just named Automobile of the Year, by Automobile

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Lexus Unveils Luscious Blue LF-LC Hybrid in Australia

Lexus Unveils Luscious Blue LF-LC Hybrid in Australia

Following its debut at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, Lexus has unveiled an updated version of its Lexus LF-LC hybrid concept. The biggest change to the design is the new Opal Blue

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2013 Scion iQ Commuter EV to be Offered in the U.S. Through Car-Sharing Programs

2013 Scion iQ Commuter EV to be Offered in the U.S. Through Car-Sharing Programs

Although Toyota changed its production plans for the small iQ electric vehicle, the Japanese automaker has announced that the iQ EV will be offered in the U.S. under the Scion brand. Rather than

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2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Luxury Car

2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Luxury Car

When the all-new 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid arrives later this fall, it not only arrives with a new bolder exterior, but will also be more fuel-efficient. The EPA has just certified the 2013 MKZ

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Society of Automotive Engineers Approves New Chargers That Will Recharge EVs in Minutes

Society of Automotive Engineers Approves New Chargers That Will Recharge EVs in Minutes

The days of waiting hours to recharge your electric vehicle may soon be behind you. The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)—an international body which sets technical standards in the

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2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Fuel-Efficient Plug-in Hybrid in the U.S.

2013 Ford C-MAX Energi is the Most Fuel-Efficient Plug-in Hybrid in the U.S.

Ford's all-new 2013 C-MAX Plug-in hybrid was just rated as most fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid available in the U.S. thanks to its 108 MPGe city rating and 100 MPGe combined rating. With today's

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